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4WP and Off-Road Champion Sara Price Join Forces for 2019

4 Wheel Parts is the 2019 title sponsor of off-road champion Sara Price, who will kick off her race season with the King of The Hammers on February 3.

4 Wheel Parts (4WP) announced its 2019 title sponsorship of off-road champion Sara Price. The versatile competitor was a decorated motocross racer before successfully crossing over to become a championship-caliber UTV and Stadium Trophy Truck driver.

Price will kick off her 2019 race season at the King of The Hammers in Johnson Valley, California, February 3. Along with co-driver Erica Sacks, Price will tackle the UTV class with her Polaris RZR Turbo-S for the fourth year in a row. The race combines the speed of desert racing with technical rock crawling challenges and draws competitors from around the world.

Price will follow that up with a full 2019 Southern California Off-Road Enthusiasts (SCORE) International season piloting #204 TTS. After a personal-best second-place finish at last year's SCORE Tijuana Desert Challenge as a rookie, Price is ready to take on her sophomore season as a championship contender.

VP Racing Fuels Lubricant Line Goes Global With Blancpain GT World Challenge America; Partners With “The Torque Show”

VP Racing Fuels Inc. has announced that VP Racing Lubricants is now the official lubricant of the Blancpain GT Challenge America, Pirelli GT4 America and TC America racing series. VP Racing Fuels views the three GT World Challenge series as an ideal avenue to promote and expand the VP brand and its product line. In addition, VP has announced its partnership with “The Torque Show” live on Motor Trend’s Facebook Live page, also available on Motor Trend’s YouTube Channel. The show is hosted by GT2 LeMans and world champion Justin Bell and five-time IMSA champion Tommy Kendall.

2019 SCCA Ventures Board Appointments

A few changes have been made to the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Ventures Board of Directors. Peter Jankovskis is now chairman of the board, and Sydney Davis Yagel, the new general manager of SCCA Pro Racing, has been added to the board. Dan Helman has stepped down as Ventures chairman to better focus on his role as SCCA Pro Racing’s interim president. Other Ventures board members for 2019 include former SCCA Chairman John Walsh, SCCA’s senior finance employee Mindi Pfannenstiel, SCCA Enterprises President Robey Clark and secretary KJ Christopher.

Baldwin Filters Named Official Filter of John Force Racing

Baldwin Filters will be the official filter of John Force Racing beginning in the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season. Since 1936, Baldwin has been a leader in the heavy-duty mobile filtration industry.

“It’s always exciting when we get to bring on a new sponsor who is at the top of their industry,” said John Force, CEO and owner of John Force Racing and driver of the PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevy Camaro. “Baldwin is all about creating the best product and they are constantly looking for new ways to improve. We can relate and we’re happy to have another partner with that mindset join our racing family.”

Baldwin’s logo will be featured on each of the John Force Racing hot rods beginning at the 2019 season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, California, February 7-9.

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